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Slinger Students Celebrated at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony

posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:23 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 6:26 AM ]

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted March 21st, 2017

March 11th, 2017, a few Slinger students made the trek out to the University of Iowa to be recognized for their amazing writing. The ceremony took place in three “acts”.

Act I took place in a large room where the walls were lined with artwork and writing. People got the chance to peruse the works while enjoying a nice beverage. The students could even leave their mark on a big board in the middle of the room.

Act II moved everyone to a room filled to the brim with chairs. Students and teachers sat in a different area than the parents/family to be recognized for their accomplishments. They listened to a select few students read their pieces aloud and then watched inspirational videos from guest speakers, including previous award winners, famous writers, and Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago Broadway show “Hamilton,” Miguel Cervantes.

Act III shifted the focus to the lobby where everyone could enjoy cookies, watch dancing, and listen to drummers.

Overall, it was an interesting experience, aimed at inspiring young writers to keep writing. SHS senior Julia Gueller (pictured above) says she is now turning her award-winning story into a children’s book!

A full list of Slinger winners can be found here: